Once upon a time in the mid 1990’s there was a young beautiful girl from the city of Chicago by the name of Spinarella. She was the only child of her mother and father. One day her mother was driving home from work, and was killed in a car accident, and Spinarella was forced to live with only her father. She was as happy as she could be, because she knew she was the only child and would be spoiled. Spinarella’s father was in the military, and they traveled the world all the time.
One day while on a trip to Hawaii, her father met a lady whom he fell in love with and married. This made Spinarella mad because she wanted to have her father to herself. To her surprise the lady who was now her stepmother had two daughters and it was time to mean these girls Spinarella being the sweet girl that she was said, “Hi I am Spin”. The girls replied, “Hi Spin we are your new sisters, and we are going to make your life as fucked up as possible”. Spinarella did not know what to think.
Often when her father was away from home and there were chores to be done, her step mother made her do all of them by herself. Spinarella hated her step mother, for being so mean to her and wished that she and her daughters would go away. Then, one day while sitting on the couch reading his newspaper, Spinarella’s father received a call from a doctor, whom his wife had gone to see and learned that his wife had died of cancer. Spinarella was only sad because her father was sad. He had lost a wife for the second time. She also felt bad for her step sisters, because she knew how it felt to lose a mother, and even though they were mean she, still felt sorry. “Are these girls staying with us, or are they going to live with their own family”, said Spinarella. ” I not so sure yet, I think they are going to stay with their aunt down south”. Shortly after the funeral ended, and it was time for the step sisters to leave to head down south. Upon leaving, the step sisters started to cry and said they didn’t want to leave. Spinarella hoped and prayed that her father would not let the girls stay. She started to have flashbacks of all the times she had to do all the chores by herself and started to get upset. But, she knew that there was nothing she could do about her father’s decision. Spinarella was so hurt when her father told them that they could stay, she really did not want them to stay. She started to cry, she knew that her life was about to be over, because of how these girls treated. Her father was never at home and she knew her step sisters would be mean like at the times before.
The time had come for the chores to be done, Spinarella was prepared to do all of the work. But, to her surprise, her step sisters had already started on the work that had to be done. These girls know that they had to show their father that they were thankful. “I think that I’m going to mop”, said the older sister. “I think I just might sweep”, said the other sister. “Oh hi Spin”, said the oldest sister “We decided to let you sleep in a little longer, and start on the chores that we have to do today”, this made Spinarella very happy. It was sad to say but she was happy that their mother had died, because she knew this would not have happened if she were still alive. Everything had to be done by the time her father made it home, or the girls would get in trouble for not completing the chores. The two girls noticed that Spin was having a hard time with her chores, and decided to give her a hand. With their teamwork, they managed to be done by the time their father made it home. When the girls’ father came into the house, the girls smiled and said “We got the house all nice and clean for you.”
This made their father happy to see the girls had worked as a team, without a mother figure in the house. Now, that their father had made it in they had to start looking at choices for dinner. The oldest of the two step sisters took charge and started to ask what everyone wanted to eat. This was such a surprise to Spinarella these girl were never nice, for as long as she had known them. Spinarella felt like her father had made a good choice by letting the girls stay. Her father and she had always been close, but it was not bad having two older sisters who loved her around.
Since her father had remarried they had not had a conversation like they used to. His new wife played a big role in his life. Spinarella had a lot of feelings and thoughts that she needed to talk to someone about; she realized that she had older sisters in the house, but being they were so mean from the beginning she did not know how to talk to them about her feelings. Spinarella just wanted to have that relationship back with her father again.
Spinarella was still scared of her step sisters; although, they had started being nice. When Spinarella’s mother died, if she had to have a step mother she wanted them to have a great relationship, but she really did not want to share her father. Before, dating the step sisters’ mother, her father had met many women whom Spinarella really liked. She could see these women being her step mother, but it was something about them that did not make her father happy. Spinarella knew that the dating process was hard for her father and he would have to do it again. Spinarella and the step sisters had started to have a bond. Although she had been afraid of them, she had to talk to them about everything that was going on in her mind. They would often tell her that they loved her and everything would be fine, because they had each other and they were going to be together for a life time. Spinarella was so excited, because she was feeling the same way about them. She finally had someone that she could tell everything to, since her father was a busy man.
Spinarella would often share stories with the sisters about her mother, and would say she missed her mother. The sisters would often cry when she was telling the stories, because they had great stories about their mother too. All of the girls missed their mothers, and understood that they all only had each other and their father. Of course the girls had their own family who they could go with, but they knew it would not be the same. Spinarella and the sisters knew that their father was going to start dating someone else really soon, if he was not already doing so. Being that the step sisters were 16 and 17, he had started spending more time away from home knowing Spinarella was in good hands. Spinarella’s feelings were a little hurt, because when her father was dating before she was always with him. She would cry, because she felt that her father was being taking away from her and her sisters. This made her miss her mother even more, but she really did not miss her sisters’ mother. The sisters had a feeling that their father being away from home was hurting Spinarella and making her unhappy, so they decided to come up with a plan to make Spin happy again. They knew that their father did not know what he was doing was hurting Spin and they had to let him know.
One day their father came home and Spinarella was out in the back yard playing. She did not know that her father was in, and so the oldest sister felt it was a good time to talk to him. She ran outside before Spin could see her pulling their father to the side.
“Hi, Dad”, said the sister.
“HI”, said their father.
“I was trying to stop you before you went into the house so that I could inform you of something that’s going on with Spin that you have not noticed”.
Their father was puzzled. He thought that everything as good with the girls, and he could not process what could have been going wrong. He slowly got out of his car and began to rub his head.
“Oh boy, what is wrong with Spinarella”.
The oldest sister began to tell him how Spinarella was really unhappy about him not spending time with them, as he should, and she was crying a lot because this was making her miss her mother. She also went on to tell him that, her and her sister were sad also, because of Spinarella being sad and that they wished that he would spend more time at home with them. This really made their father sad, to know that all of the girls were feeling like this. Their father thought that he was doing everything right, and did not realize that he was hurting the girls. He was sad, because he had come home to share some news with them, that he thought that they would be happy about. “Where is Spinarella?” he asked.
“She is in the back playing”.
“Well, I want to talk to all of you girls in the living room, so go get her in and I will meet you there”.
“Okay”, said the sister. She was now concerned about what their father wanted to talk to all of them about. She ran behind the house and got Spinarella. The other sister was already in the living room watching T.V. Spin and the oldest sister ran into the house. Spin was so happy that their father had made it home. Upon, running into the house she greeted him with a big hug, how happy she was to see him.
All of the girls sat beside each other on the couch, and were prepared to hear what their father was about to tell him. The sisters were holding their head up high and mighty, because they knew that the news their father was about to tell them could affect them for the rest of their lives. All the step sisters could think about was the love that they had for Spinarella, and how she needed them and they needed her. Their father had begun to talk. “ As we all know”, he explained “I am a man raising you girl, and need a woman to help me with you all, so I have started to dating, and my girlfriend will be over tonight to cook dinner for us”. Spinarella and her step sisters started to look sad. She knew that this lady could be just like the stepmother she had that had just died. Spinarella knew that her sisters were not her father biological children, and did not want them to be treated any differently. She loved her sisters and wanted it to be them and their father forever with no one extra people. Spinarella started to think that if the new lady had children, they might treat her as her step sisters did at first, which depressed her. The sisters thought their father was going to send them away, because a new lady was in his life.
The time had come for the girls to meet the new lady. She walked into the house with an attitude that made the girls know that she was hungry for power and a bit rude. She was wearing a long black dress that covered her full body and heels that were so tall, if the girls wanted to play in them they would break their necks. The girls sat on the couch and looked at her. The way in which she acted, they knew they were not going to like her. She spoke with a very firm voice.” HI”, she said swing her hair as if she had hair made of gold. The girls looked at each other and spoke back, “Hey”. She gave their father her jacket and started to make her way to the kitchen, as if she had been there before. The girls were mad because they knew she had not been to their home, and was just being rude. Their father stood in the living room and smiled. “So, what do you think of her”, he asked.
The girls not seeing anything to smile about, said, “We don’t think we are going to like her, she is a bit rude, but if she makes you happy we guess she will do”, they could tell that their father was happy he was smiling from ear to ear.
She began to cook dinner, but the girls felt as if they were not hungry. They had to come up with a plan to mess this up. The girls when up the stairs and stared to talk. They did not want their father to be unhappy, but they wanted to be happy too. The girls decided that they would give her a chance.
Shortly after the night of the dinner, the lady moved into the house with them. She bitched about everything. The girl would often do things that would make her mad. They would mess up things in the house so that it would drive her crazy, being she wanted everything in order. She started complaining to their father about what they were doing. He knew he had some of the best children and could not see them doing the things that she said they were doing. The girls knew that if they worked as a team that they could easily run her away, and that was their goal.
One day, the new lady was upstairs sleep. The girls knew that their father was not at home. They knew that it was time to make this lady leave. So, they went upstairs and tied her to the bed. When she woke up she did not know what had happen to her. She began to scream. The girls acted as if they did not hear her. She remain tied up until their father returned home. The new lady knew that she did not want to get herself involved with these children. So, she packed up and went away. The girls were so happy to know that it would be just them and their father. They felt like they could handle all of the things that needed to be done at the house themselves. The girls did not need a fairy god mother, or some random woman in their house to take care of their father. They wanted their father to be happy, but they wanted him to be happy with them only. Spin was so happy that they had come together and got rid of the lady. She could finally have her sisters and her father to herself. These were the people that she loved, and she did not need another evil step mother. Their father stopped looking for people to date and stared to put more time in with the girls. The girls been happy made his a happy man. He was happy to know that Spin was and the step sisters were happy too. They lived happily ever after, just the four of them.
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